To Have A Friend, To Be A Friend

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Since: Apr 08


#1 Jul 7, 2008
To have a friend is one of most choice things, in all of the world. Out of the thousands, possibly millions, of people who pass thru the lives of everyone, finding someone who is trustworthy, allows a person to be themselves (while also showing their faults in order to allow them to become a better person), sincere, and most of all will be in a person's life thru the thickest of tar pits and the lightest of feathers. Some say, "this is a good guy," "She is a good person" and "they would make a good friend." However, the ultimate test is for a person to say, "he/she is a great friend" (in the deepest root, of the meaning).

A notable quotes, "If a person can find two, or three, real friends, they are truly blessed." In a world dwelling in all of the negatives, scandals, and overall pitfalls of life, sometimes it is very important to appreciate the friend(s) one has. A true friend balances out the bad, pointing out the good. They may have a criticism, but it is from the heart and only to enhance another person's interest and personality (not to hurt, scorn, or be-little a person). They do not come from a place of dissent, but of love, hope and an overall place of goodness. A true friend is not jealous, is not passive, nor over the top, but brings out a brilliant blend of another person, for the betterment of the person.

Do you have any true friends? If you do, have you told them how much they mean to you and how much you appreciate them, for not what they do, but who they are? Lastly, are you a true friend to anyone? Turn the first two paragraphs around, on yourself. Look deep into your soul, and see if you love someone for who they are (not what they do, what they give/bring to you, or any other one sided thing for your own gain, at their expense), what they are about (the attributes in their overall being) do you appreciate them in their good times and bad (or do you trickle away from them, only soaking up their great ventures, like a vulture), and are you showing your love and overall affection for them (not for what/where it gets you, or how it makes you feel). Sometime, it is very tough to have friends, but it is a million times harder to be a true friend. Obviously, only a person can answer this for themselves.

Hopefully, most people have a friend. However, everyone can always try to be the best friend, to another, they possibly can be. If you do have a friend, tell them how much they mean to you and yours. If you do not have anyone, try to look for the good in everyone, as you never know when, or where a special person may come from.

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